Category Archives: Events

An Interview with Juan Wauters on Songwriting, Home, and His V-Day Show At Art House

131106-beets-juan-wautersQueens-based singer-songwriter Juan Wauters will be performing at Art House tomorrow, February 14, at 10 p.m. The New York Observer recently wrote that he was “one of the most idiosyncratic and inventive songwriters in New York today.” He was born in Uruguay before relocating with his family to the neighborhood of Jackson Heights in Queens, NY, and now considers Queens his home.

On February 4, Wauters released his first solo album, N.A.P. North American Poetry — an album full of good vibes, captivating lyrics, and a sound that you can drown into. In anticipation of his show at Wes tomorrow, Natasha spoke with the artist about his music, his experiences as musician, and about his home.

Fundraising Bootcamp: Grant Writing 101 with Sonya Behnke ’03

Sonya-BehnkeHave you ever been part of an organization that needs funding? Do you think you’ll work for a non-profit or NGO at some point in your career? Identifying donors and foundations, building relationships with prospects, writing compelling grant applications, and demonstrating program outcomes are key skills for anyone working to have social impact. During this 2-hour bootcamp, participants will hear about careers in fundraising, learn some concrete tools for raising money, and get hands-on grant writing practice.

Sonya Behnke ’03, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Mass General Hospital, will lead this workshop on Tuesday, February 17. You can read more about Sonya here. Dinner will be provided for those who register.

This event is sponsored by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Date: Tuesday, February 17
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Ronald Ebrecht – Be Mine

ebrecht550A special v-day treat from Andrew Chatfield:

Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht shares a Romantic fifth: the famous Fifth Symphony of Charles-Marie Widor, schmaltz by Franz Liszt, and other works in an afternoon intermezzo for Valentine’s Day.

Date: Saturday, February 14
Time: 4 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free!

Mitski @ Earth House


From Ophelia Benedetti ’17:

MITSKI is coming to Earth House this Friday night (the 13th!!!!!) Protect your heart at this pre-valentines derby of tunes. NO SWEETHEARTS ALLOWED.

MITSKI is a 23 y.o. singer-songwriter/rock-n-roller from Brooklyn. MITSKI’s music is “like an aging racetrack greyhound; graceful, but still kind of sad.” Listen here. You won’t regret it.

With WISHBONE (nice boys from loss angeles playing wobbly, sludge rock)
& CHAMPAGNE POPPY (Ann & Blaise – pretty cool chicks who will chew up your bean boots and spit them out)

Date: Friday, February 13 – Today!
Time: 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Place: Earth House
Cost: Free!
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Audition for a Short Comedy

From Lauren Langer ’16:

Miranda Haymon ’16, Lauren Langer ’16, Naomi Saito ’16, and Ariana Nasseri ’23, are teaming up with The Wesleyan Film Project to bring you a short comedy about self-discovery, family, growing up.

Jk lol haha, its mostly about getting high and watching the itunes visualizer. But still, there’s some family involved. The film is called “Hi Mom” and auditions will be this FRIDAY (2/13) from 3-5pm in USDAN 108. No need to prepare anything! 10940989_10152630824596120_6854253159587088155_n

Roles we are looking for:
-2 female college students (convenient hay)
-1 mom
-Pizza delivery man/woman
-Male/Female college friend

We will be filming the week before spring break; actual times tbd. Email with any questions or conflicts regarding the film or audition times.

We hope you’ll come audition; the film is going to be tons of fun, and we hope to submit it to some competitions/festivals!

Date: Today!
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108
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CONCERT @ Farm House – Marigo Farr

Brooklyn natives, Marigo Farr and Jackie Dodd, are making the trek through the snow to come to Wesleyan and play a very special ~ one time only ~ concert at Farm House this Friday! At the show, you can expect to sing along (YES, YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY – SING ALONG), dance a little, laugh even more, and best of all – learn how to make kimchi (no joke).

Marigo has been writing tunes since she was a little kid and has now produced three albums. Her songs are chock full of beautiful melodies and quirky lyrics. Listen to her music on Bandcamp.

Date: Tonight, Friday, February 13
Time: 9-11:30 PM
Place: Farm House

Join 8 to 8!


PSA from Caroline Mead ’16:

Like talking to people? Want to join a group of secret superheros? Come interview for 8 to 8!

We are Wesleyan’s anonymous, confidential, student-run listening service and we’re looking for new volunteers to start training this Spring.

Please email eight2eight[at]gmail[dot]com ASAP to set up your interviews!

Date: Sunday, February 15th- Saturday, February 28th

Film Series: Blade Runner (The Final Cut)

1982. USA. Dir: Ridley Scott. With Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer. 117 min.

A hard-boiled cop tasked with tracking down and terminating “replicants” – androids engineered to look exactly like humans – grapples with moral quandaries and the nature of self in dim, dystopian L.A. The eerily slow-burning neo-noir has been hailed as a sci-fi paragon for its ornate, imaginative production design and complex philosophical themes.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Concert


From Jasmine Mack ’16:

African Studies and the Music Dept. are bringing Sierra Leone’sRefugee All Stars (SLRAS) to campus this Friday. They are a major group on the world music circuit and were featured in an acclaimed documentary (More about the documentary can be found here). They are now touring the U.S. to promote awareness about Ebola and fund raise for Ebola relief.
(See the band’s website here for a free download from their recent album)

The Pre-concert panel is at 7PM in Crowell Concert Hall followed by the Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Concert at 8pm.

Date: Friday, February 13th
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $5 Wes Community $10 General Public